What doctor to see for an autoimmune condition
Doctors have great knowledge in their area of specialisation.
There are many kinds of specialists in medicine and knowing what each does can be helpful to people seeking a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease or having an autoimmune disease. Specialists are helpful in managing autoimmune disease symptoms. You may need to see a variety of different specialists to help manage your symptoms and slow the progression of your disease. Your family doctor will write a referral to the specialists you need and will help you manage your care.
This list of specialists is arranged alphabetically.
It is not a full list.
Allergist and Immunologist
Treat disorders of the immune system such as asthma, eczema, nasal allergies, food allergies, and immunodeficiency diseases.
Study the heart and treat disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Diagnose and treat diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manage cardiac conditions such as heart attacks.
Diagnose and treat disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair, and nails, such as skin cancers, moles, allergic disorders, and scarring.
Diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system such as thyroid and adrenal gland problems and disorders such as diabetes, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.
GastroenterologistDiagnose and treat problems of the stomach, pancreas, intestines, liver, and gallbladder, such as abdominal pain, ulcers, cancer, and jaundice.
Diagnose and treat disorders of the kidneys, high blood pressure, and fluid and mineral imbalances.
Diagnose and surgically treat problems of the nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves) and the blood vessels and structures that support that system.
Pain Management Specialist
Treat people experiencing acute and chronic pain.
RheumatologistDiagnose and treat diseases of joints, muscles, bones, and tendons such as arthritis, back pain, and common athletic injuries. .
A full list of specialties and subspecialties that physicians enter, and descriptions of what the specialists do can be found at The Harvard Medical School.